BERLIN, April 2 /PRNewswire/ --

- Pan-European Developer Event to Connect Peers, Luminaries, and Business Professionals Worldwide in Cologne, Germany August 17-19

Online registration for the 2009 Game Developers Conference(R) Europe (GDC Europe) is now open through August 18. GDC Europe will play host to over 80 lectures, panels, and keynotes from top international speakers-serving as the country's premier professional event and addressing the needs and opportunities for developers and business professional throughout Europe today. Early registrants to GDC Europe receive additional discounts before the end of Professional Discount Day, July 29.

GDC Europe will focus on business and management, game design, production, programming, and will cover topics in mobile and serious games. Resonating with the needs of the local development community, the conference will play special attention to online games and the opportunities in developing for social networking communities, and host day and evening networking events.

GDC Europe will be the definitive European developer event this year, said Frank Sliwka event director. We are combining the unique strengths, history, and reach of the GDC to Europe and creating an event truly focused in serving developers in Europe and worldwide.

GDC Europe will take place from August 17-19, 2009 at the Cologne Congress East Center in Cologne, Germany and will be held in conjunction with gamescom, the leading game industry European event for consumers, publishers, and trade professionals. Learn more about GDC Europe at

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